Money: ¥

I thought I would  share with you what exactly Japanese currency looks like, just because.  I’m just going to dive right into it, but first I want to mention a few things worth noting: It’s name: “yen,” however, in Japan we pronounce it “en”The symbol:¥The exchange rate: horrible 1¥ front. 1¥ back. 5¥ front. 5¥ […]

Campus Pictures: Entrance

   All of the trees in the third picture will bloom with sakura (cherry blossoms) in the Springtime.  The fourth and fifth picture are of the main bus stops (there are two bus stop areas: right outside the front entrance, about a 30 second walk from the first two pictures, and the closer one that […]

Making Onigiri

I already posted about onigiri (the rice balls with the seaweed wrapped around them) but now I wanted to show you my own version.  Onigiri are about 100 yen here, give or take.  Sometimes you can find them for as low as 50 in a sale, but sometimes they go up to almost 200 yen.  […]

The Perilous Journey of Keitai

I decided to finally just brave it out and get myself a Keitai (cell phone).  On the way out I asked one of my dorm managers and one of the helpers (Yutaka) to help me find out if there were any English speakers at the place I planned to go.  It’s a good thing I […]